You Can Be Happy Now
Updated: Jan 17, 2019
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” Wayne Dyer
Do your present circumstances prevent you from being happy? Are you one of those who say, “I will be happy when …” (I find a partner, get married, get divorced, find a better job, make more money, have kids, my kids get older, I have more time, lose weight, etc - fill in your blanks)? Consider that there are plenty of people in similar circumstances or even much worse off, yet they are happy.
What are the five things in this world that you care about and love the most? Would you be happy if they disappeared – like special people in your life, your health, wealth, home, career, freedom? No, obviously you would be crushed and devastated. Think about it for a while and imagine what your life would be like if you didn’t have all those things that make your life worth living?
What if it all collapsed and you lost it all? Now imagine if after a month or so everything that you once had miraculously re-appeared? How would you feel? Would you be happy then?
Happiness is an attitude, not something that is dictated by your circumstances. It is a choice you make in each and every moment about how to live your life. The irony is that you do not bring about happiness when any of those relevant examples above come to fruition. Rather, you are much more likely to bring them into existence by being happy. Leading a confident, loving and happy life improves your relationships, career, self-image and overall outlook on life.
All of those factors are just excuses to examine what is really going on in your life right now. They are postponements to actualizing a life beyond your wildest dreams. You are no different than somebody who is happy, no more and no less. You simply have not begun to take measures to change your attitude and happy people have. But it is never too late. You are always one choice away from bringing about change.